London (April 1840-November 1841): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Item #09152
Twenty monthly parts, in the original blue-green wrappers; an outstanding set, having ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver, except for the quite scarce Tyas ad in part 1; ALL wrappers are correct. Large octavo in sixes, [i-viii], 2-306; [i-v]vi, 2-306; [i-v]vi, 2-426. Original wrapper design by Cattermole; 2 frontispieces, 130 woodcuts and 25 initials by Browne; 1 frontispiece and 38 woodcuts by Cattermole; 1 woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. Parts 2 and 10 are unopened, therefore unread. Most spines are expertly renewed; neat subscriber's name on margin of front wrap of parts 11 and 16. Part 1 wrapper with some spotting; parts 1 and 20 front wrappers with minor repair. Comprises first editions of "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge." Housed in a handsome quarter-leather slipcase with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton and Cleaver collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc.